Hike through the rainforest
It's been a while since I've hiked through a rain forest. It may be that the last time was 15 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer. A few friends and I ventured out to the rain forest today and it was just as magical now as it ever was. (We went here Colo-i-Suva Forest Park). Again, I am reminded how awesome it feels to get outside in the fresh air. I am also reminded how my body feels old! We had a fair amount of walking down slippery slopes and I was visibly shaking the whole time. I was so nervous about falling, afraid that I would get injured. I cannot even count how many times I fell on hikes like these back in the Peace Corps days, but now my body feels more fragile! How pathetic... An older friend across the street told me to not let myself start thinking that way or else I'll start believing it. I'm going to work on that.
Regardless of my jitters, it was an amazing day. I loved the company, conversation, and surroundings. We ended with a nice lunch and cold beer at the eco-resort across the street. Yum. (I'm now obsessed with ordering this dish every where I go here). This is definitely a day I want to re-create many times during our stay here in Fiji, so if you are one of the rare few who plan on visiting here...we will definitely make this a must do!
|One of the many swimming holes along the hike
|These women were filming a soap commercial here. Haha
|Notice the waterfall behind
|Next time I want to try this rope swing!
|This was the place we went to for lunch. Really beautiful.
|Not from hike, but woke up to this beautiful rainbow this morning outside our window!